4G LTE is the network of the future, with over 90 carriers worldwide working towards establishing LTE networks in their markets. Faster speeds, improved efficiency, and more reliability make LTE the pinnacle of commercial network technology available today.
However, to fully enjoy this burgeoning technology, we do need LTE-capable handheld devices. While most manufacturers have released LTE-enabled devices primarily for the US market, like HTC did with the One XL for AT&T, LG plans to expand its LTE smartphone reach to markets in Europe and Asia as well.
As such, LG is releasing the Optimus True HD LTE in specific European and Asian markets, including Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Variations of the device are already available in the US, Canada, Korea, and Japan, and the phone is also due to show up in the UK and France in the second half of this year.
The LG Optimus True HD LTE boasts impressive specifications including:
- 4.5″ true HD IPS display
- 1280×720 resolution
- 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera
- 1830 mAH
With most current high-end phones releasing with Android 4.0 out of the box, it’s quite disappointing to see the LG Optimus True HD LTE featuring Android 2.3, but LG promises the opportunity to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich very soon.
LG does have the quad-core Optimus 4X HD in the pipeline, but with the absence of LTE radio compatibility with quad-core devices, the Optimus True HD LTE is a good option for use over LTE networks.
Is LG going to compete with HTC, Samsung, and Motorola in the race for Android dominance? Is the LG Optimus true HD LTE the device for you? Let us know in the comments section below.